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    06 / 30 / 2013

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I have a a purple leafed shamrock plant growing in a pot. Nearly all of the leaves are dotted with what look like yellow pollen-like dust. The yellow “dust” can be wiped off of the leaves. What is this dust and will it kill my plant or spread to other plants?


  • Helen Casey Glover Unregistered says:

    Walter, I need help with my 32 year old indoor Shamrock! ( 3 leaf, purple and green ) In all my years with this plant I donÕt ever recall it being dormant, so when it was looking droopy about a month ago, I put some plant food in there and IÕm afraid I burned the roots! I donÕt know what to do now and my husband says not to water it. Can you give me any suggestions ??

    June 30th, 2018 at 8:46am

  • Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    It is rust, cut all the foliage off and remove the rust to keep from spreading. Your oxalis will leaf back out. Yes it will spread to other plants suceptible to rust.

    July 1st, 2013 at 6:35pm

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